Applications

The TSU does not offer an independent graduate programme but senior TSU academics are able to supervise students who are admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) programme at the School of Geography and the Environment or other DPhil programmes around the University of Oxford. Prospective graduate students should apply through the School of Geography and the Environment's International Graduate School in the first instance.

Choosing a supervisor

DPhil students are required to identify primary and secondary supervisors. If you wish to work with a member of the TSU you should contact them directly to discuss your proposed topic. The following TSU staff are available as primary DPhil supervisors:

In addition, some members of the School of Geography and the Environment's academic staff have transport interests and may co-supervise with TSU staff if they are interested in the project and are not already oversubscribed in terms of supervision.

Current Doctoral (DPhil) Research Students

The international and interdisciplinary nature of the Transport Studies Unit's science and research is reflected in the range of postgraduate research topics our graduate students undertake:

Eric (Tak Hin) Chan

Eric (Tak Hin) Chan

The role of built environment and travel behaviour in influencing people's well-being - A case study of Shenzhen
Supervisors: Prof. David Banister; Dr Tim Schwanen;

Heuishilja Chang

Heuishilja Chang

The resilience of shrinking communities in rural Japan: Can the Cittaslow approach be a possible development strategy?
Supervisors: Prof. David Banister; Dr Tim Schwanen;

Anna Davidson

Anna Davidson

Mobilizing bodies: difference, power and ecology in urban cycling practices
Supervisors: Prof. Sarah Whatmore; Dr Tim Schwanen;

Wenbo Guo

Wenbo Guo

Mobility, subjective well-being and health in transitional China: towards socially sustainable cities
Supervisors: Dr Christian Brand; Dr Tim Schwanen;

Yifan Han

Yifan Han

A demand atlas for the planning, operations and upgrading of bicycle-sharing systems
Supervisor: Dr Tim Schwanen;

Luis Iturra

Luis Iturra

Exploring urban inequality through unveiling uneven atmospheres in everyday mobility practices
Supervisors: Prof. Derek McCormack; Dr Tim Schwanen;

Toru Kubo

Toru Kubo

Technology innovation and policy instruments to advance low-carbon transport in developing Asian economies
Supervisors: Prof. David Banister; Dr Christian Brand;

Rafael Pereira

Rafael Pereira

Justice issues in transport policies
Supervisors: Prof. David Banister; Dr Tim Schwanen;

Nina Teng

Nina Teng

Examining Trust in Shared Mobility: The Case of On-Demand Peer-to-Peer Ridesharing in Southeast Asia
Supervisor: Dr Tim Schwanen;